Get ready to embrace the eerie, the spooky and the fantastical for these Halloween events around the metro.

At F1 Hotel Manila

F1 Hotel’s Halloween goodies.

Prepare to dance the night away and enjoy great company at the Zombie Zone: Chills or Cheers Halloween Party on 31 October from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The live music lineup, featuring the electrifying tunes of DJ Buddah and guest DJ Philly, will infuse the atmosphere with pulsating beats to keep the energy high and the party in full swing. Unlimited beers courtesy of official event partner, Heineken Silver, will be available throughout the Halloween party. This event promises non-stop fun and excitement. Gather your friends, reserve your tables and get your tickets early to secure your spot at the chilliest party!

Complete your Halloween experience with a Wicked Staycation in the City Suite, complete with delightful surprises, for P 6,500 net per night. This exclusive offer includes a breakfast buffet for two persons, valid from 29 October to 4 November. For inquiries, contact 8928-9888 or visit website at www.f1hotelmanila.com.

At Sugarplum Pastries

Pumpkin bento cake

Chef Lovely Jiao of Sugarplum Pastries returns with a spooky series from the dessert innovator’s amusing offers that gather people together.

“Our Halloween collection started during the pandemic when most kids were indoors,” Jiao shared. “Now that everyone is outdoors, we decided to have a selection for kids to share as tokens and giveaways.”

The crowd-favorite season-inspired Cookie-Dos are back. The DIY pack includes naked sugar biscuits, which could take the shape of skulls, ghosts and monsters. It comes with three piping bags in the colors of purple, orange and green, as well as a variety of sprinkles and chocolate balls.

“The cookie-dos inspire creativity,” the chef beamed. “We keep the outline very minimal so the children can design it any way they want. They can go wild with their interpretations.”

Choco Smash, a surprise filled with an assortment of sweets, is another Sugarplum Pastries staple. This year, it makes a comeback in the form of a carved pumpkin, a black cat and a friendly vampire. It features a wooden mallet for added interactivity.

The line-up likewise includes Cakesicles, a confection coated with fudge. These pops are adorned with eerie chocolate eyeballs, skulls, bones and ghosts. Completing the set is a range of four-inch Bento Cakes. These darling minis feature layers of moist chocolate sponge frosted with doodles, more pumpkins, spider webs, and other quirky creatures. Each piece comes in a take-out box.

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At Century City Mall

Unleash your spooky creativity at All Treats, No Tricks Halloween Adventure.

All Treats, No Tricks Halloween Adventure will happen on 31 October, starting at 10 a.m., at Level 1, Main Atrium of Century City Mall in Makati City. This activity is perfect for families, friends and just about anyone who embraces the spirit of Halloween. Attendees of all ages will have the chance to unleash their creativity by designing their own monsters and trick-or-treat bags using arts and crafts materials, in collaboration with Entrepkids Philippines.

Participants can showcase their Halloween spirit by donning their most impressive costumes. The best-dressed participants will be given P500 worth of Century City Mall gift certificates which they can use to purchase items at any participating store.  In addition, there will be a guided tour of Century City Mall where kids can get their fill of treats as they visit participating tenants.

The All Treats, No Tricks Halloween Adventure is open to the public. Registration fee for the Spooky Arts and Crafts Pop-up Activity is P500 and comes with a decorative trick-or-treat bag. Register through docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqUqUL6wlxX_2UQgm-QbRonPHL98QmlNu2075GXmpg2KWimA/viewform.

At Alabang Town Center

From 27 October to 1 November, Alabang Town Center transforms the Activity Center into a village inspired by Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican tradition of honoring the departed.

Immerse yourself in this Halloween Skele-bration, offering a sensory feast for all. In the heart of the village, unleash your inner artist by decorating calaveras, or sugar skulls, with a vibrant palette and intricate designs. This creative endeavor promises a fantastic way to express yourself and enjoy quality time with friends and family. As you stroll through the village, satisfy your cravings with a selection of Mexican delights, from churros to tacos.

The kids are in for a special treat with a goodie bag from the village, including mixed candies, chocolates and delightful surprises. They can also enjoy Halloween Trick or Treat around the mall at participating merchants, scheduled for 31 October.

For the tech-savvy, there’s an extra surprise in store. By downloading the Zing App and linking it with your GCash or credit card, you can unlock an additional Halloween treat.

To get a village pass, make a minimum single purchase receipt of P500 or more from any Alabang Town Center establishment, excluding bills payment, services, and telecom lane. Each pass admits one child and one adult. For participation in Skele-bration Crafts and Treats, redeem a minimum single/accumulated receipt of P2,000 or more from any Alabang Town Center establishment, excluding bills payment, services and telecom lane.

There will be six one-hour slots per day, starting at 12 noon. Each pass entitles one child to enjoy activities like the loot bag and the Calavera Decorating Art Activity. If your single receipt totals P4,001 or more, you can receive a maximum of two activity passes.

At Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer offers Halloween treats and snacks for party guests or trick-or-treaters. Menacing Malloweenies make a decadent, gory treat for chocoholics with chocolate shells packed with soft mallow and oozing raspberry flavor sauce. Make Halloween more fun with some fun lollies in dress-up like the Ghoulish Gang or 10 Creepy Chocolate Foiled Lollipops Milk Chocolate Foiled Lollipops, all scarily smooth and delicious.

Create the ultimate scary pick ‘n’ mix for guests with a festive Fruity Creepy Carnival, eerie Zombie Eyeballs and hair-raising Sour Spiders. Settle in to watch your favorite thriller movie with the delicious HallowSCREAM Munch Mix.

You can shop in-store and earn loyalty points through the M&S Philippines Viber Community at bit.ly/MSPH-VC. Shop selected lines online on www.marksandspencer.com.ph.

At Richmonde Hotel

BLACK burger.

Even in the midst of Manila’s concrete jungle, get to experience an enjoyable escape with loved ones. Richmonde Hotel Ortigas lets you celebrate Halloween and a Pinoy-style Oktoberfest with its Spooktober Staycation available until 5 November. For as low as P3,600 nett (room only) and P4,400 nett (with breakfast buffet for two) have a quiet and comfy no-frills stay.  Go for the room package that includes two bottles of beer and a pica-pica platter for two, plus breakfast buffet for two for a fun and convenient in-room celebration for as low as P4,400 nett. All room rates come with complimentary use of the Health Club’s gym and heated indoor pool and 15 percent discount on food and beverage orders at Richmonde Café, The Exchange and from Room Service.

For inquiries and reservations, call Richmonde Ortigas’ Room Reservations at +632 8638 7777 or +63 917 859 7914 or email [email protected]. For online bookings, log on to www. richmondehotelortigas.com.ph.

At City of Dreams

Frozen Ube Cheesecake at Cafe Society.

City of Dreams Manila brings out treats and tricks this Halloween season at Café Society and at DreamPlay, the interactive family entertainment play space, where a VIP Spookfest package entitles participants in a Halloween costume contest to win an overnight stay at Hyatt Regency Manila.

DreamPlay is staging its annual Spookfest activity on 1 November to excite kids and their families once again with spooky adventures and surprises, thrilling games and superb prizes.

Café Society lays out a totally new selection of delicious Halloween-themed confections available until 31 October. Perfect for trick-or-treat activities, the eerily delightful offerings include Wicked Cashew Fudge (P250), Monster Halloween Cake (P1,500), Mummy Loaf Cake (P1,500), Scary Halloween Cookies (P400 for 5 pcs.), and Enchanting Almond Milk Chocolate and Bloody Cranberry (P350), among others.

For inquiries, call 8800-8080 or e-mail [email protected].